MARK O'CONNELL

Writer, Author, Bond Fan

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REMEMBERING MISS LANE – RIP Margot Kidder

‘If you need a friend… I’m the one to fly to. If you need to be loved – here I am. Read my mind.’ –
SUPERMAN THE MOVIE, 1978

Original art by The Frisbeeman

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Q JUMPING – Catching the killer Bond sounds of Q THE MUSIC

As Catching Bullets testifies, when it comes to covering 007 scores and songs this Bond writer is more anti than a bunch of SPECTRE agents at a night of Tosca. Continue reading

SOLO’S RUN – Why the Han’s on approach works best for STAR WARS

In the month Watching Skies finally lands its mothership in a Californian forest of Star Wars and Spielberg nostalgia, author Mark O’Connell looks at the onscreen l Continue reading

PRE-ORDER THE SKIES – WATCHING SKIES is now available for pre-sales

Watching Skies – Star Wars, Spielberg and Us is now available for pre-order and is published by The History Press in May 2018…

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HELLO DAVE – Remembering Stuart Freeborn on the 50th anniversary of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

“I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.

2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968

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WATCHING VIRTUAL SKIES – Reviewing READY PLAYER ONE

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BULLET TIME – Bond’s newest novel FOREVER AND A DAY reveals its cover art

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YOU ONLY DIRECT THRICE – Remembering the director who made Bond big

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FOR YOUR ICE ONLY – Bond and the Winter Olympics

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FOREVER AND A DAY – Anthony Horowitz’s new Bond prequel novel steps out of the Riviera waters

 

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